Thursday, September 15, 2005

Insound New Releases

here's some CDs I'm considering - any opinions?

ARIZONA AMP AND ALTERNATOR 'Arizona Amp and Alternator' (Thrill Jockey)

Howe Gelb of Giant Sand call pulls out an all-star cast to put this record together. Recorded in Denmark and Modesto with contributions from M. Ward, the boys from Grandaddy, Scout Niblett, Danish chanteuse Marie Frank, and Jeremy Gara (Arcade Fire).

BLOC PARTY 'Silent Alarm Remixed ' (Vice Records)

This is a track-by-track remix of the band's debut. Highlights include remixes by Ladytron, Pretty Girls Make Graves, Mogwai, M83, and Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs). The first 15,000 of the US edition will contain a bonus CD with three b-sides of non-album tracks, acoustic versions of the album track "Plans", and the b-side "Storm And Stress".

CATFISH HAVEN 'Good Friends' (Catfish Haven)

Get in on this band now. Catfish Haven is the trailer park in Missouri where singer/songwriter/guitarist, George Hunter, grew up. Catfish Haven the band currently resides in Chicago, Illinois where they create soulful howling music over an acoustic guitar turned way up. Resurrecting the spirit of Otis Redding and tapping into the vein of Creedence Clearwater Revival, Catfish Haven's music is imbued by hopeful yearning for better days echoed through amps and a drum kit.
MAKE BELIEVE 'Shock of Being' (Polyvinyl)

VINYL FORMAT. Joan Of Arc has had many members come and go. In 2003, they toured as a four-piece for several months, then returned to Chicago and decided to form Make Believe. This is their debut, recorded by Steve Albini. They've toured nationally with Hella, mewithoutyou, The Good Life, and The Paper Chase.

Feral sounds have been corralled and turned beasts of burden to the will of our trinity, the musical experimenters, Old Time Relijun. On 2012, recorded with Calvin Johnson at Dub Narcotic studio, bandmates Arrington de Dionyso, Aaron Hartman and Jamie Peterson continue the exploration of the subconscious iconography begun with Lost Light. The cacophony of 2012 extends down dimly lit paths and discovers jocular illumination in the darkest places of our psyche, and ultimately, a hand held catharsis. Some of ... [ read more ]


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